FAQs

What kinds of jobs do you recruit for and how often do you post positions on your website?

Most of the career opportunities at the LTSA are for Examiners of Title in Land Title services, or Technologists for Surveyor General services....

One of the registered owners of a land title has died. How can their name be removed from the title?

Transferring title such as after the death of a spouse or owner on title requires the expertise of a legal professional. See...

How do I know which land title district my property is in?

View a map of the Land Title Districts in BC for more information.

What is a Parcel Identifier (PID)?

A Parcel Identifier or PID is a nine-digit number that uniquely identifies a parcel in the land title register of in BC. The Registrar of Land...

Why are local governments exempt from fees for land title register searches conducted for taxation and assessment purposes?

Section 381 of the Land Title Act establishes an exemption from payment of the statutory fees incurred by taxing authorities for searches...

The Land Owner Transparency Registry (LOTR) is part of the Province of BC’s comprehensive plan to end hidden ownership of real estate in B.C.

The first-of-its kind in Canada, LOTR is a registry of information about individuals who are deemed to have an indirect As defined in LOTA, this term refers to an estate in fee simple; a life estate in land; a right to occupy land under a lease that has a term of more than 10 years, or a right under an agreement for sale to occupy land, or require the transfer of an estate in fee simple.interest in land (e.g. through corporations, trusts and partnerships) which will be housed in a searchable, public database.

The Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia is responsible for developing and operating LOTR, as set out in the Land Owner Transparency Act (LOTA).

Required filings to LOTR will begin on November 30, 2020, as prescribed by Order in Council 549 signed September 20, 2020, which also brings the Land Owner Transparency Regulation into force on the same date. The Land Owner Transparency Regulation can be viewed in full at the above link.

Visit landtransparency.ca to learn more.